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Clarence Thomas's wife launches tea party site

The remarkably well-promoted AmericaSpeakingOut.org isn't the only the conservative Web colossus launching today. A few months after the (overheated) argument over why the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was launching a tea party-style activist project, the project is live: LibertyCentral.org.

On first blush, it's as non-controversial as I expected back in February, when I first heard about the project. Thomas has been in the conservative trenches for decades, and what her team has put together here looks like a prettier and less red-hot version of sites like ResistNet. (One of LC's staffers, Brian Faughnan, came from the aborted but not-very-controversial Washington Times project TheConservatives.) There are plenty of salutes to the troops and to liberty in general, and here's the poll running on the site:

223 years ago today, delegates first gathered for our Constitutional Convention; who is your favorite?

And on Day 1, LibertyCentral-branded merchandise is already for sale:

LibertyCentralshirt

By David Weigel  |  May 25, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
Categories:  Conservatives , Tea Party  
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